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->''"December 1, 1903: Edwin Porter's ''[[Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery The Great Train Robbery]]'' debuts. The plot: a wisecracking former cop fights train-jackers at 15 mph. Thrilling audiences with its pioneering realism and papier-mache trains, the final scene -- in which the villain turns and fires his gun directly into the camera -- was said to have so terrified the audience that they would often shriek in terror, screaming out ''[[Film/DieHard 'Yippie ky yay, motherfucker!']]'' as one.''"
-->-- ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire''

When a character points a weapon at the camera so it looks like he is about to attack the audience with it. SeanConnery is not actually required; this just happens in a number of posters for his movies, such as the one illustrated here; as well as in several ''Bond'' film posters, most notably for ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.

The more aggressive SisterTrope of PistolPose, this trope is frequently used on movie posters, DVD/VHS cases, and book covers. The star of the work is pointing a gun directly at the audience. It's that simple.

Note that while this usually involves guns, other weapons and even fists can also be used. The "{{Superman}} Is About To Punch You!" variant, in particular, is quite common on comic book covers. And [[http://www.fotos.org/galeria/data/576/Movie-Poster-Superman.jpg certain movies]].

This trope is often used in movies themselves as well, although the [[MoralGuardians MPAA]] prohibits its usage in green-band (all ages) trailers. If the character actually attacks the audience, it's TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.

See also PistolPose, StabTheSky. Often overlaps with FloatingHeadSyndrome. SwordPointing is a variation. Not to be confused with BondGunBarrel (which, nonetheless, often features this trope, sometimes literally).

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!!Cover/poster examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Not a cover or a poster, but pretty much par for the course for this series's promotional art: ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' - [[http://lesbicanarias.es/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/noir-kirika-mireille.gif Kirika and Mireille]] Are About To Shoot...Well, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Everybody]]!
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8zff5s8rf1qaum41o1_1280.jpg Spike Spiegel]] is about to shoot you. He does this a LOT more in the [[http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj63/Onlyseashells/snapshotcowboybebop.jpg movie]], and series. And [[http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/cowboybebop/images/0/8/ game]].
** Looks more like he's aiming for the guy immediately to your ''left''.
** ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Bang!]]''
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Monster.JPG Johan Is About To Shoot You!]]
* ''HyakujitsuNoBara'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/klausvonwolfstadtisabouttoshootyourfoot.jpg Klaus von Wolfstadt is about to shoot your foot.]]
* A [[http://www.zerochan.net/526445 promotional image]] for ''Anime/LupinIIIDeadOrAlive'' features Lupin about to shoot you.
* A volume cover of the PokemonSpecial manga has [[http://jb2448.info/Pokemon_Adventures_28/000frontcover Emerald about to shoot you.]]
* Pretty much most of [[HidanNoAria Aria H. Kanzaki]] promotional images.
* Both theatrical ''{{Kochikame}}'' movies. Ryotsu is pointing his gun towards you in the [[http://www.jmshop.net/img/kochikame.jpg first]] and pointing towards the side in the [[http://media.otakuzone.com/store/anime/9/3179/T125350839097e6ba70fc093b4ce912d769ede1ceeba8.jpg second]].
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' [[http://archive.today/CK2iJ is about to shoot you with that huge cannon of hers.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:FUNimation_Season_4_Voyage_4_DVD_Cover.png Nico Robin]] is about to shoot you with FOUR guns.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'': [[http://konachan.com/post/show/102801 Misato Tachibana is about to shoot you]].
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': You think, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/fist_of_the_north_star/v10/c083/12.html Kenshiro is about to shoot you]]? [[http://mangafox.me/manga/fist_of_the_north_star/v10/c083/13.html He won't need to]], 'cause YouAreAlreadyDead.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[http://imgur.com/pQeunka Suzaku is about to shoot your right ear]].
* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'': [[http://imgur.com/b2f0YW6 Kaneda is about to shoot you]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[http://imgur.com/88NSmoF Mami is about to shoot you]] ([[BilingualBonus to all German-speakers]]: [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant NOT related to]] StopOrMyMomWillShoot)[[note]]"Stop! Oder meine '''Mami''' schießt!" is the German title of StopOrMyMomWillShoot[[/note]].
* Anime/SoRaNoWoTo: [[http://imgur.com/F3iEGnO Second Lieutenant Filicia Heidemann is about to shoot you]], [[TooDumbToLive if you're gonna be so fucking brainless]] [[MamaBear to lay a hand on her subordinates or people under her care]].
* {{VideoGame/Gungrave}}: [[http://imgur.com/ABlOrPF Brendon is about to shoot you with]] [[DualWielding two guns]].
* YuruYuri: [[http://imgur.com/NE3oSht Himawari is about to shoot you with window cleaning detergent]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=45&limitstart=113 Superman]] is about to punch you. For real (well, certain values of "real") this time; he's not just flying. [[Website/{{Superdickery}} Superman's a dick]].
** Superman is about to [[http://images.wikia.com/superman/images/4/4f/Superman_Heat_Vision.jpg burn your feet down]].
* [[IMockery Protoclown's]] [[http://www.i-mockery.com/comics/longbox3/ Tales from the Longbox article "Comic Cover Clichés"]] features examples of this trope, calling it "the Bum-Rush".
* [[ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} Annataz]] [[SdrawkcabName si tuoba]] [[MemoryWipingCrew ot epiw ruoy dnim!]] [[http://imgur.com/WzgK1CH TEGROF!]]
* The ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6a/Birdsofpreybloodandcircuits.jpg are ready to attack you.]] That is what ComicBook/BlackCanary [[MakeMeWannaShout has to say]].
* The ComicBook/GreenArrow [[http://imgur.com/8ohyNdn is about to shoot you.]] [[CaptainObvious With an arrow.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheRock'': SeanConnery [[TropeNamer Is About To...well, you know]]. [[MisplacedNamesPoster Or is it Nicolas Cage?]] [[note]]The mock-up poster was used in a Website/SomethingAwful Photoshop Phriday feature.[[/note]]
* ''Film/JackieBrown'': [[http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/jackiebrownadvnm.jpg Pam Grier]] Is About To Shoot You!
* ''Film/ManBitesDog'': [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CK0TMRJML._SL500_AA280_.jpg Benoit Poelvoorde]] is About To Shoot You! (The [[http://mooviemart.ie/Catalogue/Image_Files/ManBitesDog.jpg original poster]] ''looks'' like an example of this trope at first glance, but turns out to be a bit [[BlackComedy more]] [[BloodyHilarious gruesome]].)
* ''Film/ShootEmUp'': [[http://imgur.com/zoYFVEg Clive Owen Is About To Shoot (Over) You!]]
* ''[[http://www.horroria.com/i/nposters/00/10/1021-W3.jpg The Bad Lieutenant]]'': Harvey Keitel Is About To Shoot You!
* ''[[http://sobnation.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/boiling_point_jpg.jpg Boiling Point]]'': Wesley Snipes Is About To Shoot The Person Standing Next To You!
* ''StarWars: [[http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Star_Wars-return_L-01.jpg Return Of The Jedi]]'' -- Creator/HarrisonFord [[TheDogShotFirst Is Shooting You First]]!
** ''[[http://kspark.kaist.ac.kr/Star%20Wars/Star%20Wars.files/StarWars%20poster.jpg Star Wars]]'': MarkHamill Is About To Shoot You!
** ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/Star_Wars_Saga_Edition_Cover.JPG Star Wars: Saga Edition]]'': Darth Vader Is [[strike:About To Choke You]] Force-Choking You!
*** Also an ''[[RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]]'' [[http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/starwars/pages/episode-iii-rise-lord-vader.shtml poster.]]
* ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: [[http://imgur.com/HhCHXg1 Prince Caspian]]'': Ben Barnes Is About To Impale You On Three Feet of Tempered Steel!
* ''Film/{{Rambo}}'' ([[http://www.siegelproductions.ca/filmfanatics/images/rambo-poster-1.jpg fourth movie]]): SylvesterStallone Is About To Shoot You [-WITH A BOW AND ARROW]!
* ''Film/{{Robin Hood|PrinceOfThieves}}: [[http://capezza.net/dvd_list/images/2345f.jpg Prince Of Thieves]]'': Creator/KevinCostner Is About To Shoot The Person Next To You With a FLAMING Arrow!
* ''Film/{{Robin Hood|2010}}'': ([[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Robin_Hood_2010_poster.jpg 2010 film]]): RussellCrowe Is About To Shoot Your Left Ear With a REGULAR Arrow!
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'': [[http://blogs.venturacountystar.com/dennert/archives/robin_hood_men_in_tights.jpg Cary Elwes]] Is About To Shoot The Person Standing Next To You With ''[[MultiShot Six Arrows!]]''
* ''Film/HotShots [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm507681792/tt0107144 Part Deux]]'': Creator/CharlieSheen Is About To Shoot You With ''A Chicken''!
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm398826752/tt0105477 Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot]]'': Creator/EstelleGetty [[NeverMessWithGranny Is About To Shoot You!]]
* ''Film/BadBoys'': [[http://www.miamibeach411.com/ee/images/uploads/bad-boys-movie-poster.jpg Will Smith Is About To Shoot You (Martin Lawrence Is Thinking About It)!]]
** Posters for the sequel tend to reverse their poses.
* ''Film/PearlHarbor'': [[http://www.filmposters.it/imgposter/grandi/pearlharbor.jpg A Japanese Warplane]] Is About To Drop A Torpedo On You(r Ship)!
* ''[[http://www.moviesonline.ca/movie-gallery/albums/userpics/poster_iron_man.jpg Iron Man]]'': [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] Is About To Blast/Punch You [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!!]]
** [[http://caffeine-headache.net/blog3/CCIronManPoster.jpg AGAIN!!!]]
* [[Film/TheDarkKnight Batman]] is going to [[http://doctorheadly.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/the-dark-knight-2-1280.jpg land a Batpod on you!]]
* ''[[http://www.firstshowing.net/img/zohan-poster2-med.jpg You Don't Mess With The Zohan]]'': Creator/AdamSandler Is About To... Dry Your Hair [[BetweenMyLegs Between His Legs]]!
* ''Film/HarryPotter [[http://www.impawards.com/2007/harry_potter_and_the_order_of_the_phoenix_ver10.html and the Order of the Phoenix]]'': DanielRadcliffe, EmmaWatson And RupertGrint (and Matthew Lewis in the background) Are About To Turn You Into A Toad!
** [[http://www.impawards.com/2007/harry_potter_and_the_order_of_the_phoenix_xlg.html Ralph Fiennes (Believe It Or Not)]] Is About To Crush Your Head In His Hand!
** ''[[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm282560512/tt0417741 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'': Daniel Radcliffe is about to curse you while Micheal Gambon, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson glare in your general direction.
* ''Film/DirtyHarry'', both the [[http://100grana.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/dirtyharry.gif original]] and [[http://impawards.com/1973/posters/magnum_force_ver1.jpg its sequel]] ''MagnumForce'': Creator/ClintEastwood Is About To Shoot You With [[HandCannon The Most Powerful Handgun In The World]].
* ''Film/DeathWish'': Creator/CharlesBronson [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/Death_wish_movie_poster.jpg is about]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/Death_Wish_II.jpg to]] [[http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/248429.1020.A.jpg shoot you!]]
* Film/JamesBond is about to shoot you in several movie posters:
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' shows [[http://rentmovie.com/movie-posters/for-your-eyes-only.jpg Roger Moore about to shoot you]].
** Curiously, Sean Connery's James Bond didn't try to shoot you until ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' -- at least in some of [[http://www.movieposterdb.com/movie/0086006/Never-Say-Never-Again.html the film's many variant posters]].
** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', in [[http://koxtawarez.no.sapo.pt/images/007/TheLivingDaylights.jpg two]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/007TLDposter.jpg/220px-007TLDposter.jpg posters]] .
** In the U.S. one-sheet for ''Film/GoldenEye'', [[http://www.bondmovies.net/images/goldeneye-poster1.jpg Pierce Brosnan is definitely about to shoot you]]. He was actually so much about to shoot you in this advance poster that, according to the book ''James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters'', the poster was rejected in the UK and several other territories!
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': [[http://www.originalprop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/die-another-day-x425.jpg Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry]] Are About To Shoot The Guy To Your Left.
* On a related note, the famous BondGunBarrel intro involves Sean Connery -- or whoever happens to be playing Bond this time -- ''actually'' shooting at the audience.
** Connery's character in ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' also does so right before the opening credits.
* [[https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/49530/hulk2003.jpg The 2003]] ''[[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]'': Hulk Smash You!
* ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' ([[http://moviechopshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Spiderman-Poster-USA.jpg first]] and [[http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Spiderman_2_destiny_L.jpg second]]): Spider-Man Is About To [[HowDoIShotWeb Shoot Web]] At You!
* ''Film/{{Doom}}'' movie: {{Inverted|Trope}} -- [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Doom_movie_poster.jpg YOU are shooting at an Imp!]]
* ''Film/CityOfGod'': [[http://nohaybanda.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/cidade.jpg Many]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/city-of-god.jpg Drugdealers]] Are About To Shoot You!
* ''Film/PitchBlack'': VinDiesel [[http://www.impawards.com/2000/pitch_black_ver4.html Is About To Shoot The Person To Your Right!]]
* ''Film/MyBloodyValentine3D'': [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Pyro]] is about to pick-axe you to death.
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm422613504/tt0425210 Lucky Number Slevin]]'': Josh Hartnett and BruceWillis are about to shoot the people standing on either side of you!
* ''Film/TheBraveOne'': Creator/JodieFoster is about to... prove that looks can kill?
* ''Film/PatriotGames'': OhCrap! Creator/HarrisonFord is about to [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518CFC9BZHL._SS500_.jpg shoot you again]]!
* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' (2007): RayWinstone [[http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/beowulf-poster.jpg is about to slit your throat!]]
* ''Ultimate Force'': UFC Fighter [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CroCopUF.jpg Mirko Cro-Cop]] is about to shoot you!
* ''Parole Violators'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paroleviolatorsposter.jpg Sean Donahue]] is about to shoot you, and he has a rifle just in case!
* ''Black Friday'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackfridayvhs.jpg Gary Daniels is about to chop your head like a watermelon!]]
* ''Assault with a Deadly Weapon'' (1976): ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AssaultWADeadlyWeapon.jpg PC Skullface]]'' is about to shoot you!
* ''Deadly Outbreak'': [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Y0GD48RGL._SS500_.gif Jeff Speakman]] is about to shoot you!
* ''No Way Back'': RussellCrowe is about to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nowayback_5099.jpg shoot you!]] -- GangstaStyle!
* ''Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife'': MillaJovovich isn't wasting any time; [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/resident-evil-afterlife-poster-milla-jovovich-01-405x600_419.jpg she's already shooting you!]]
* ''Film/{{Spellbound}}'': Dr. Murchison is About to Shoot You!
* ''Film/DeadMan'': [[http://www.impawards.com/1996/posters/dead_man_ver2.jpg Johnny Depp is about to shoot you!]]
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'': [[http://img.listal.com/image/149170/600full-the-untouchables-poster.jpg Kevin Costner is about to shoot you while Sean Connery watches!]]
* ''Film/TheExpendables'': The logo is about to shoot/stab absolutely everything beneath, to the left, and to the right of itself.
** The sequel has SylvesterStallone [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ed/The_Expendables_2_poster.jpg about to shoot you!]]
* [[Film/PunisherWarZone The Punisher]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cf/Punisherwarzoneteaser.jpg is in a war zone and about to shoot you]].
* In both print and TV ads for ''Film/MenInBlack'', J and K ''really do'' [[EasyAmnesia neuralize the audience]] to make them forget they've already seen the film, then [[BreakingTheFourthWall urge them to go see it]].
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boondock_saints.jpg Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus are about to shoot you in the balls!]]
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': Creator/HarrisonFord, that is, [[ActingForTwo the one riding a horse]], is about to shoot you!
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk:'' Creator/HarrisonFord is about to [[http://ultimatereviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/IndianaJones.jpg smack you with his bullwhip!]]
* ''IpMan:'' Donnie Yen [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_wO33-aOOTc/TddJVLUkbVI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/WinFPUG_k2I/s1600/2008_ipman_poster_cn.jpg is going]] [[http://media.seattleweekly.com/5872236.79.jpg to kick your ass.]]
* ''Film/{{Hanna}}'': Saoirse Ronan [[http://impawards.com/2011/posters/hanna.jpg is about to shoot you.]]
* ''Film/AnimalHouse:'' The Deltas [[http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/0/A70-487 are flipping you off.]]
* ''Film/{{Carved}}: Kuchisake-Onna.'' Crap! Kuchisake-onna [[http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gleQigTXFQc/SVafe_0MEmI/AAAAAAAAAr0/C4oad8Mm51c/smw%201.jpg is going to cut you with her giant scissors!]]
* ''Film/BangkokDangerous:'' NicolasCage [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms ISN'T]] [[http://i.imgur.com/7e6FC.jpg about to shoot you!]]
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Jennifer Lawrence is about to [[http://thr1.pgmcdn.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_post_349_width/2012/01/new_hunger_games_poster.jpg shoot an arrow at the person to your left!]]
** And she [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm755621632/tt1951264?ref_=tt_ov_i is doing it again]] in the sequel!
* ''Film/{{TheAvengers}}'': [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ll3OSHFzPoA/T4N4HG3qAJI/AAAAAAAAACk/GxndWlrmxeo/s1600/Avengers-assemble-poster.jpg With]] or [[http://www.film.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/the-avengers-poster.jpg without]] his helmet, RobertDowneyJr is about to nuke the person to your right ! Oh, and [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel "Mozafucka" L. Jackson]] is more commonly about to shoot your left ear ([[http://www.filmsfix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/The-Avengers-poster-Nick-Fury-1.jpg he might miss]]).
* ''Film/SinCity'': Benicio Del Toro is about to shoot the person to your left [[http://www.movieposterdb.com/posters/08_09/2005/401792/l_401792_f03f7b88.jpg while]] BruceWillis is about to shoot your left foot!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi: [[http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/3/32/Vortex_cover.jpg Vortex]]'': Han Solo is About to Shoot You!
* One of the more popular covers for ''{{Literature/Musashi}}'' has him duel-wielding swords at you.
* ''Discworld/MenAtArms'': The Ankh-Morpork City Watch are About to Stab You!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': [[http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/5/89625-large.jpg Joe Flanigan Is About To Shoot You (But Really Should Look Behind Him)!]]
* ''Series/{{House}} M.D.'': [[http://orbis-web.com/ebay/house-23_large.jpg The entire cast is about to defibrillate you.]]
** [[DoctorJerk Or spill hot coffee on you]].
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': [[http://www.exo.net/~ronh/DVD/images/large/B00005JNEQ.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg J.D. is about to force-feed you some really awful-looking medicine!]] Also, they're all about to give you a shot, among other things!
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tv6B5b99L._SS500_.jpg Malcolm Tucker is about to bollock you, and he has backup!]]
* ''Series/MythBusters'': [[http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/omg_dragonfly/mythbusters.jpg Adam]] is about to shoot you with a [[BambooTechnology crossbow made out of newspaper]]!
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': [[http://igossip.com/photos_2/august_2010/Celebrity_glee_slushies_2200.jpg The entire cast]] is about to [[CoveredInGunge slushie you]]!
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[http://ghostradio.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/a2df6f7801e6848f62f67a2e88cff.jpg The Doctor is about to sonic your face!]]
** Sylvester [=McCoy=] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/Sky_Pirates.jpg is about to whack you with a question-mark umbrella while grinning like a nutcase!]]
* ''Series/BreakingBad'': [[http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/breaking-bad-season-4-image-1.jpg Walt and Jesse]] are about to melt you!
* Averted for actual commercials, however (in the US at least). FCC regulations state you can never point a gun directly at the camera in a television commercial.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Armageddon 2008'': ChrisJericho [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ae/29777_Arm08_300x450.jpg Is About To Nuke You!]]
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/1998JudgmentDay.jpg Is About To Grab You!]]
* Wrestling/TheBigShow [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Armageddon04.jpg Is About To Crush You Under His Boot!]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* A ''TabletopGame/{{Deathwatch}}'' [[http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=108&esem=2 Space Marine has just shot you]]. [[{{BFG}} And depending on who you are and what armor you're wearing/what vehicle you're in, possibly also the battle tank behind you. And the person behind that battle tank.]] [[OverlyLongGag And the wall behind that person.]]
** ...And that person behind that person... it's a really big gun, okay. He's a SpaceMarine.
** The RogueTrader sourcebook, ''Hostile Acquisitions'' does this with it's cover-art using the Iconic Rogue Trader, Sarvus Trask.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Battle of Aces'': [[http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-01-49-en-70-3iiv.html Nanoha Takamachi is about to befriend you!]] And Vita will stab you with the pointy thing on top of Graf Eisen!
* ''Videogame/EuropaUniversalis'' on the fourth instalment, a musketeer with questionable aim may be about to shoot you
* ''{{Pokemon}} [[http://pokefan2000.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/pokemon-platinum-english-game-cover-box-art.jpg Platinum Version]]'': Giratina Origin Forme Is About To [[NightmareFuel Get You!!]]
* ''{{Pokemon}} [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/0/446340_43971_front.jpg Silver Version]]'': Lugia is about to eat you!
* ''Manga/DragonBall Z: Budokai 3'': [[http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_medium/mig/5/4/4/3/2215443-box_dbzb3.png Goku]] is about to punch you in the face!
** ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi'': [[http://ps2.guias-trucos-juegos.com/wp-images/Dragon-ball-z-budokai-tenkaichi.jpg Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta and the main villains]] are ''all'' about to fire ki blasts at you!
** ''Manga/DragonBall Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2'':Goku and Vegeta are about to fire ki blasts at you again! And the other Z-Fighters are going to attack everyone around you!
** ''Manga/DragonBall Z:Budokai Tenkaichi 3'': [[http://www.my-bestgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/dragon-ball-z-budokai-tenkaichi-3pens--ndolo-mejor--dragon-ball-z-budokai-tenkaichi-3-sf6fu1no.jpg Goku]] is about to blast you again! And theirs are about to attack everyone around you a second time!
* ''VideoGame/StarFox [[http://www.file-extensions.org/imgs/app-picture/3952/star-fox-assault.jpg Assault]]'': Fox [=McCloud=] Is About To Shoot You!
* ''[[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/914282_front.jpg Orphen: Scion of Sorcery]]'': Orphen Is About To Zap You!
* ''[[MarioParty Mario Party 2]]'': Cowboy Mario is about to shoot you [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries with his invisible gun]]!
* ''MetroidPrime [[http://nintendods.gaming-universe.de/screens/boxart_us_metroid-prime-hunters.jpg Hunters]]'': Samus Aran Is About To Shoot You!
** Taken to the extreme in ''MetroidPrime Trilogy'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKMKLH5pX7Y Your face is jammed up Samus Aran's arm cannon!]] Also in the boxart: The logo is what's keeping Samus from shooting you. And also, when you start up one of the games: Samus Aran is about to shoot you, but instead decides to shoot over to her left!
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[http://images.saiyanisland.com/images/1/1_Naruto_Clash_of_Ninja_Revolution_2_Box_Art.jpg Clash of Ninja Revolution 2]]: Naruto Uzumaki is about to punch you.
** [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LjAoDlfqL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3]]: Naruto Uzumaki is about to punch you again.
* ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Redneckrampage.jpg Redneck Rampage]]'': A Dirty, Ugly Redneck Is About To Shoot You!
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'': [[http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9069/93921286928front.jpg Sgt. Jackson is about to shoot you!]]
** ''Call of Duty: World at War'': [[http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/2/20/CallofDutyWorldatWarJacket.jpg Pvt. Miller is shooting at you!]]
* In [[http://www.deltaattack.com/2011/09/07/three-consoles-shoot-stuff/ this]] picture used as a GamePro Magazine cover: [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] is about to shoot you while [[{{Metroid}} Samus]] and a [[KillZone Helgast Soldier]] watch.
* The cover of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Miranda and Thane are about to shoot you and the person next to you, while Shepard glares you both to death.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'': [[http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a172/Starwave27/selltrade/dwiw.jpg Alex Denton]] is about to shoot you! In the chest!
* ''DirgeOfCerberus: -VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII-'': [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/2/2b/VinDirgeLoop.jpg Vincent Valentine is about to shoot you, the guy beside you and the guy behind you!]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': [[http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w252/carlemb/?action=view¤t=BalthierAsheandFran.jpg&newest=1 Balthier Is About To Shoot You!]] (While riding on a sky motorcycle with two beautiful women no less)
* ''{{Outcast}}'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e3/Outcastbox.jpg/250px-Outcastbox.jpg Cutter Slade]] is about to shoot you!
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'': Inverted: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_NES_box_art.jpg Simon Belmont is about to storm Dracula's castle while the vampire count himself leers down at you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'': [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_II_-_Simon%27s_Quest_(gamebox).jpg Simon Belmont is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' japanese cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cv3_jp_box.jpg Trevor Belmont is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' japanese cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Supercastlevaniaiv_japanbox.jpg Simon Belmont is about to whip you again!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge'' Japanese cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_II_-_Belmnts_Revenge_(japan_cover).jpg Christopher Belmont is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'': [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cotm-na.jpg Nathan Graves is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' European cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_Lament_of_Innocence_Europe_cover.jpg Leon Belmont is about to whip you]] [[{{Narm}} AND THE NIGHT!]]
* The NATO soldier from ''OperationFlashpoint'' [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1021493838-00.jpg is menacingly aiming at you from point-blank range... and about to shoot you with an M16 !]]
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' European cover: [[http://www.gamesetwatch.com/100112-blazblue-2.jpg Noel Vermillion is about to shoot you!]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' US cover: Mega Man ''would'' be about to [[http://media.heavy.com/media/2010/04/mega-man.jpg shoot you]] -- [[OffModel if his arthritis weren't flaring up so bad he can't move his wrist, and his cataracts weren't keeping him from seeing you in the first place]].
** Opening to ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'': Mega Man X is about to blast you with a [[ChargedAttack Charge Shot!]] InSpace!
** The original is ''also'' firing a charge shot at you at the end of the AttractMode trailer in ''Videogame/MegaManIV'' (for Game Boy)
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Red_Dead_Redemption.jpg John Marston is about to blow your hand off.]]
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}: The Video Game''. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Ghostbusters_videogame_front2.jpg Peter Venkman is about to trap you while Egon and Winston shoot people floating in the air next to you!]]
* ''{{X-Com}} Apocalypse'': [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_L1znXUxJaOw/R4yHlhwoHII/AAAAAAAAB6Q/xBDftdyRCIE/s320/X-Com%2B-%2BApocalypse_2.png An X-Com Agent]] [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy is about to shoot another X-Com agent who isn't standing anywhere near you!]]
* ''SilentHill3'': [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080201045649/silent/images/9/90/SH3_qualite_3.jpg Heather Mason]] is about to shoot you! [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080201045739/silent/images/4/48/SH3_qualite_4.jpg And hit you with a pipe!]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080201045831/silent/images/d/dd/SH3_qualite_5.jpg And shine a flashlight in your eye!]]
* This may be a stretch, but whatever. ''SF20: The Art of Street Fighter'': [[http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/sf20_cover.jpg Ryu is about to counterpunch you!]]
* Japanese cover for the PlayStation cover of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '96'': [[http://castleofcollectibles.com/torture/sony/ps/pskof96best.jpg Iori Yagami is about to burn you!]]
* ''TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA'' and ''TrueCrimeNewYorkCity'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/62/True_Crime_-_Streets_of_LA_coverart.jpg Nick Kang]] and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5f/True_Crime_-_New_York_City_Coverart.jpg Marcus Reed]] are about to shoot you.
* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} II: The Chosen'': [[http://img1.picload.org/image/laidar/art_promo-b2.jpg Caleb]] [[{{Gorn}} has already shot you!]]
* ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': [[http://x.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/6/50/4e25fe443341f/detail.jpg Hawkeye is about to arrow you.]]
* Many of the campaign posters in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' use this trope. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081114202209/left4dead/images/0/03/Blood_Harvest.jpg Bill, Louis, Zoey, and Francis are about to shoot the zombies behind you.]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091013013307/left4dead/images/c/cd/HardRain.jpg Nick is about to do the same.]]
* Lara Croft has ''[[http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/justgrec/Tomb%20Raider/BoxArt-TombRaider3.jpg already shot you]]'' in ''Franchise/TombRaider III''.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': [[http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1177779311-00.jpg Luke Fon Fabre is about to slice you.]]
* [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]] is about [[http://www.framestatic.com/wp-content/uploads/wppa/1118.jpg to punch your face inside out.]] And or [[http://gamingeverything.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/asuras_wrath_boxart_japan.jpg scream at you.]]
* The NES ports of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': In both covers, [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/5/587355_46931_front.jpg Indy is shooting]] [[http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1288902207-00.jpg at you on horseback!]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vUX0N_guWdI/TdVM3OU0eOI/AAAAAAAAAUI/yHj0lDk6DR4/s1600/snatcher.jpg Gillian Seed is about to shoot you!]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' SegaSaturn cover art: [[http://www.genkivideogames.com/images/t9510gfront.jpg Jonathan Ingram and Tony Redwood are about to shoot you!]]
* ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/1/9/4/946194_116213_front.jpg York Neely is about to shoot you!]]
* VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom OST: [[http://www.game-ost.com/static/covers_soundtracks/c/CPCA-10118_front.jpg Reiji Arisu is about to shoot you!]]
* Several VideoGame/TimeCrisis games:
** ''Time Crisis 3'' European cover art: [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/3/8/8/569388_53117_front.jpg Alan Dunaway already shot you!]]
** ''Time Crisis 4'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/7/5/8/938758_85905_front.jpg Captain Rush is about to shoot you!]]
** ''Time Crisis: [[GaidenGame Crisis Zone]]'': [[http://www.geeksetconline.com/pdshoppro/images/timecrisiszoneps2.jpg Claude McGarren is about to shoot you!]]
** ''Time Crisis: VideoGame/RazingStorm'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/8/8/0/997880_172091_front.jpg Casey and King are already shooting you!]]
* Several {{Contra}} games:
** The original: [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/3/9/9/563399_29009_front.jpg Bill Rizer is already shooting you!]]
** ''Super C'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/4/6/3/563463_49625_front.jpg Bill Rizer and Lance Bean are shooting you!]]
** ''Neo Contra'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/5/5/8/919558_59996_front.jpg Bill Rizer is about to shoot you while Jaguar is about to shoot AND stab you!]]
** ''Contra 4'' [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/4/6/1/941461_91532_front.jpg Bill Rizer is shooting you again!]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'':
** ''3'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/9/4/0/562940_86390_front.jpg Eri Kasamoto is about to shoot you!]]
** ''6'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/3/7/4/933374_76227_front.jpg Marco Rossi is about to shoot you!]]
* ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/1/4/9/922149_57486_front.jpg A bad guy is about to shoot you while a hijacker is already shooting you!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'': [[http://i.imgur.com/owrIX.jpg Corvo Attano is about to stab you!]]
* ''VideoGame/OperationWolf'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/4/9/8/587498_54855_front.jpg A soldier is already shooting you!]]
** The sequel ''Operation Thunderbolt'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/Operation_Thunderbolt_%28video_game%29_titlescreen.jpg A soldier is about to shoot you! (Japanese arcade flyer)]]
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Klonoa}} Klonoa: Door to Phantomile]]'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Klonoa_playstation_front.jpg Klonoa is about to fire his ring at you!]]
* ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Dead Aim]]'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a5/Residentevildeadaim.jpg/250px-Residentevildeadaim.jpg Bruce MacGivern is about to shoot you while Fong Ling watches!]]
* Before it went FreeToPlay, ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline's'' box art featured a nameless white male human Starfleet captain pointing a phaser in roughly the direction of the guy standing next to the viewer. He got dubbed "Handsome Phaser Guy".
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'': [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=453 Mecha Maid is about to shoot a rocket at you!]]
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The cover of ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' Season 1 is like this… although Leo [[FingerGun isn't holding a gun]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/47589614388/here-is-the-cover-art-for-the-legend-of-korra-book#_=_ Avatar Korra]] is about to punch...one or two centimeters to the left of your head. Her friend Asami, however, really is about to electrocute you right in the face.
* [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] with Amor, "announcer" of the films of the German "Erotic [[note]] read: pornographic [[/note]] Animation" series. He ''does'' shoot at you, often wisecracking jokes like "This arrow is for he who never [[ADateWithRosiePalms fapped]]". ({{FourthWall}} protects you, though.)
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!!In-story examples:

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' constantly makes it appear that he is aiming for the viewer's eyes.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' example (spoilers!): Joshua Christopher [[http://www.onemanga.com/Chrno_Crusade/29/23-24/ Is About To Shoot You!]]
** Actually, there's three separate panels in ''Chrono Crusade'' that show Joshua pointing a gun out of the frame and towards the reader. [[RuleOfCool And it looks badass every time]].
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'': Rockman.EXE shoots his [[ArmCannon Rockbuster]] at the camera in the Japanese version opening, and several times in the show.
* The Episode 12 EyeCatch of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', which was a "Nanoha And Fate Are About To Shoot And Impale You" shot.
* [[http://www.mangareader.net/190-12616-17/elfen-lied/chapter-5.html Chapter 5]][=/=]Episode 2 of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has Lucy, who is wielding an automatic machine gun from a man she just killed. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint No, you should have been very afraid]] ''[[NightmareFuel WAY BEFORE THAT.]]''
* Death The Kid from ''Manga/SoulEater'' has a few [[IncrediblyLamePun shots]] in the show or the merchandise in which he is pointing [[MorphWeapon Liz and Patti]] at the camera; a particularly famous shot is [[http://littledailyprophet.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/soul-eater-03_death-the-kidavi_001167042.jpg one from his debut episode]]; he was actually supposed to be pointing at a very asymmetrical pharaoh.
* Credits of ''Anime/GunXSword'' - Wendy Garret is about to shoot you with [[OneBulletLeft her single remaining bullet]].
* The opening to ''Anime/SwordArtOnline II'' - Death Gun is about to shoot you!
* In the 3rd episode of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', the rambo bunny with two gatling guns for hands (Gargomon) isn't about to shoot you... in the dub. In the original, he almost did.
* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Sheryl Nome is about to shoot you. Sheryl uses this trope in her war propaganda commercial "Galactic Fairy takes up arms for her homeland!"
* Spoileriffic example from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', episode 10: [[spoiler:[[http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5981/mamiisabouttoshootyou.jpg Mami Tomoe is about to shoot you while crying.]]]]
* [[http://imgur.com/LLMoH60 A tank in]] ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is about to shoot you.
* The ending credits sequence of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' concludes with Revy whipping out a shotgun and pointing it at the camera.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In the openings of most Film/JamesBond movies, via the famous BondGunBarrel sequence:
** Each of the Eon productions before ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' included a variation on the sequence.
** Originally, ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' were intended to open with gunbarrels - the latter featuring a pop-gun wielding David Niven. These were removed before release.
** The 2006 version of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' was the first to actually incorporate the gunbarrel sequence into the plotline, with the audience being treated to the POV of a mook as he is shot by Bond.
** The 1974 French knock-off ''From Hong Kong With Love'' opens with Bond attempting to shoot you... but his gun is empty. The camera shoots back, and kills him!
* ''Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery'' ends with a bank robber pointing a pistol at the camera and firing. It's the TropeMaker and ''very'' likely the UrExample. Cinema was so new that some audience members ducked.
* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' ended with Joe Pesci shooting at the audience in an homage to ''The Great Train Robbery''.
* ''Film/CityOfGod'' makes [[http://filmjournal.net/danielstephens/files/2007/03/city-of-god2jpg.jpg very memorable usage]] of this trope.
* The trailer for ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' originally had an assassin pointing a gun at the camera in one scene. After being told by the MPAA that it would need to be removed in order to get a green band, director Creator/ZackSnyder [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial digitally altered it into a walkie-talkie]].
* ''Film/TheProposition'': Danny Huston, Guy Pearce, and RayWinstone are all going to shoot you. Or maybe someone just behind you and to your left.
* The movie version of ''Patriot Games'' does this during the scene where [[PsychoForHire Sean Miller]] (SeanBean) executes Dennis Cooley.
* ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' has SeanConnery shooting at the camera, in a red nappy.
* ''Film/TheKiller'' does this a lot, most famously the scene where Chow Yun-Fat takes out his target at the restaurant during the first major shootout of the movie.
** Not to mention the vision that Jenny has of Ah Jong firing directly at the camera, with a sea of blood behind him.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', both Mal and River point their guns at the camera at different times, and at the end of the movie, River is glaring directly at the camera after [[spoiler: slaughtering an entire army of Reavers]], looking for all the world like she's about to take those bloodstained blades in her hands to the audience next.
* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'': John Goodman is going to shoot you [[http://letsbeard.com/z.jpg unless you mark it zero!]]
** Also, one of Maude's henchmen punches you out.
* When performing the theme song to ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', Panchito points one of his guns at the camera and it sings the lyric "and we'll stay so".
* The second shootout (the one not dictated by Steve Buscemi) of ''{{Desperado}}'' features AntonioBanderas firing two full clips into the camera, and in the extras Creator/RobertRodriguez points out that the force of the blanks and the closeness of the pistols knocked off the flash dampener.
* In ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' Bill Moseley is going to shoot you! (Pause for about thirty seconds.)
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'': Frank's first KickTheDog moment, which abruptly cuts to a train's whistle.
* Film/TheThreeStooges even got in on the act during two shorts that were attempts at 3-d, 'Spooks!' and 'Pardon My Backfire'. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Sppooks.jpg Moe Howard Is About To Poke Your Eyes!]]
* Happens in-character in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]'', when Marty encounters a holographic The Shark Is About To Eat You! advert for ''Jaws [[RidiculousFutureSequelization 19]]''.
* Near the end of ''Film/TheAvengers'' [[spoiler: Loki finds himself confronted by the Avengers]], leading to a TeamShot combined with Jeremy Renner Is About To Shoot You With A Bow And Arrow.
* In ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'', John Cusack shoots you. At point blank, naturally.
* The Film/MenInBlack (especially K) will occasionally [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralize]] you. Also happens at the end of the theme park ride.
* TheStinger for ''Film/AmericanGangster'' is DenzelWashington shooting you.
* The TV spot for ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' has Jamie Foxx shooting you at near-point blank.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'':
-->A new poster had suddenly appeared all over London. It had no caption, and represented simply the monstrous figure of a Eurasian soldier, three or four meters high, striding forward with expressionless Mongolian face and enormous boots, a submachine gun pointed from the hip. From whatever angle you looked at the poster, the muzzle of the gun, magnified by the foreshortening, seemed to be pointed straight at you.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Chris Elliott is about to shoot you in his domestic sitcom/cop drama mashup ''Action Family'' where he guns down his teenage daughter's scuzzy boyfriend - not that he's guilty of Chris's partner's death, he's just conveniently there for the wrap-up/happy ending.
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Heart of Gold," Mal levels his pistol dramatically at the camera, and then gets startled by Inara and lets out a very undramatic "Bwa!" of surprise.
* The opening of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' ends with Sledge saying "[[CatchPhrase Trust me]], [[BlatantLies I know what I'm doing]]" and shooting the screen.
* When thugs interrupt {{Xena}}'s [[OutdoorBathPeeping bathing]], you get a point-of-view shot of her punching you in the face.
** This camera angle (fist coming at the camera) used to be quite common in 1970s TV, for example in an episode of ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' in which a thug knocks Jim Rockford out in this manner.
* A {{Ninja}} throws a shuriken at the screen, which forms into part of the ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' title.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'': The opening sequence of this marionette series features the title character shooting towards the screen.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In the finale of ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'', the assassins all draw their guns, walk to the foot of the stage, and fire on the audience.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' has Solidus Snake pointing his P90 directly at the camera.
* ''NinjaGaiden'': Ryu Hayabusa is about to hack you into bits.
** In the arcade game, [[http://images.wikia.com/ninjagaiden/images/b/b7/Ryu_jump.jpg he destroys the screen.]]
* StreetFighter:
** ''Super Street Fighter II'' - Ryu is about to Hadouken you.
*** He does this in ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'' as well.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'' - Ryu and Ken is about to Hadouken you.
** In the Japanese commercials for the SFC port of ''Street Fighter II Turbo'':
*** Guile is about to Sonic Boom you.
*** Chun-Li is about to Kikouken you.
* Dante actually ''does'' kick the camera in the intro to ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3''.
** And an early trailer for ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' consists of nothing but him unleashing a complete unholy beatdown on the camera.
* One character's ending in ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken Tag Tournament]]'' shows him delivering a beating to the camera. [[spoiler:At the end, the camera arcs around to reveal he's beaten Heihachi and Kazuya Mishama senseless.]]
* The cover for ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 5'' Double Team DS does this with both Rockman.EXE and Protoman.EXE, not sure about Colonel.EXE
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan and Bass'' opens up with the titular characters shooting [[BigBad King's]] Emblem. Then they emerge from the bottom of the screen, {{arm cannon}}s smoking hot, and Bass is about to shoot you! Mega Man is waiting his turn.
** Before all of these, ''IV'' for the GameBoy had its intro finish with Mega Man demonstrating his charged shot, straight towards the camera.
** Also the intro of ''8''.
** In [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan the cartoon]], Mega Man [[MegaManning now has your power]], and is about to blast you with it!
* In the ending of ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', Samus will shoot the screen (and then, depending on how fast you competed the game, just give you a thumbs up, flip open her helmet, or show off what she looks like under her suit.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': [[http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper.htm Meet the Sniper]]: The Sniper has a plan to kill you.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': The first thing your character actually sees in the game? Benny is about to shoot you. Justified, because that's the very next thing that happens.
* The intro movie of ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' ends with the main character Aya Brea doing a quick-draw and pointing her gun at the [=player/watcher=]. [[spoiler:In the context of the actual game itself, she's pointing it at an army of EliteMooks.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Nobunaga's VictoryPose has him shooting the camera with his SawedOffShotgun.
* ''[[http://warofangels.gamigo.com/ War of Angels]] (character selection): Your own friggin' fighter is about to [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/wontolla/stabyou.jpg stab you!]]
* ''VideoGame/XCom: Terror From the Deep'': The illustration for the Gillman entry in the [=UFOPaedia=] shows a Gillman pointing what looks like a Sonic-Blasta Rifle at the screen.
* The Spear Pillar scene of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokemon Platinum]]'' has Giratina lunge at the screen as it attacks Cyrus for denouncing it. Many a player jumped. Giratina also menaces you in the intro video.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'':
** ''Lost In Nightmares'': [[http://dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/resident-evil-5-alternative-edition-dlc.jpg Chris and Jill are about to fuck your shit up.]]
** ''Desperate Escape'': [[http://elder-geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/de1.jpg Jill and Josh are shooting the guys to your right.]]
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': You get to watch as Kratos [[EyeScream gouges your eyes out.]] (You're really watching from Posideon's point of view as he gets the shit beat out of him, but the effect is there.)
* Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPELEy7BEas He punches you several times on the title screen]].
* Occurs at the climax of ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. [[spoiler: Take a close look at the angle Konrad's holding the gun in the event that you shoot him- he's not pointing it at Walker, he's pointing it at ''YOU'']].
* Every boss cinematic in ''VideoGame/SakuraSamurai'' ends with them pointing their weapon directly at the camera.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonPlatinum'': Magmortar has its cannon pointed at the player in its basic sprite, and its animation acts like it fired a shot. Flint's Magmortar gets bonus points for having a Flame Seal on its Poke Ball laid over-top of its cannon, making it seem like it ''actually fired a shot''.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bKgf5PaBzyg John McAfee is about to shoot you.]]
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endtown}}'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2012/07/02 Flask is about to shoot you.]]
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1336.php Jyrras is about to shoot you.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TwentyFirstCenturyFox'', [[http://techfox.comicgenesis.com/d/20140505.html Dr. Cavor is roundhouse-kicking you.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Mr. Freeze fires his freeze gun directly at you. In the commentary, the directors are surprised they got away with it - they wouldn't have been able to with a regular gun, in case some kid decided to try it.
* In the TitleSequence of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'', He-Man punches you.
** Then Man-of-Arms shoots you, then Orko blasts you with a magic spell. These guys really don't like you.
*** Similarly, in the ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' TitleSequence, Hordak shoots you.
* One ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' storyline has a [[TheDeepSouth Southern Gentleman]] from the "[[TheAmericanCivilWar League of Confederate Correctors]]" who couldn't stand anyone even mentioning the word "Civil". During a football game that somehow mutated into a re-enactment of a battle from the War Between The States, the narrator describes Bullwinkle "swivel-hipping his way to the goal --"
-->'''Gentleman:''' Dagnabbit, you said "civil!" (Bang!)
-->'''Narrator:''' Excuse me, "[[IncrediblyLamePun war-between-the-states]]"-hipping his way to the goal!
* ''TransformersGenerationOne'': In the season 3 TitleSequence, Galvatron points his cannon straight at the viewer.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', when Twilight sees Tirek through a telescope, it looks like he's about to blast the audience with fiery magic.
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!! Other examples:

* The kids in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hpzX_Jo2ig Storm Water Guns commercial]] are about to leave you soaking wet!
* Music/{{Eazy-E}} [[http://planetill.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/straight-outta-compton.jpg is about to shoot you]]. Or maybe he just did. Or maybe he's not finished yet. To add insult to injury, from the perspective it's clear that [[Music/{{NWA}} Dr. Dre]] is [[GroinAttack standing on your crotch.]]
** The cover for Music/{{NWA}}'s final album Niggaz4life/[[SdrawkcabName Efil4zaggin]] makes it appear that [[HarsherInHindsight Eazy-E's ghost]] [[FunnyAneurysmMoment is about to grab you.]]
* Irish politician (at the time of the photo, Minister for Defense), [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1lP85RYcbBU/SPrI_OpS3xI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/fAQCSHlvxjc/s400/Willie+O%27Dea+%2B+gun+L.jpg Willie O'Dea]] is about to shoot you!
* @/TheAdvertisementServer [[http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y287/Ronkaperplexous/AboutToShootYou.png is about to shoot you!]]
* {{Uncle Sam|WantsYou}} is '''[[http://www.sonofthesouth.net/uncle-sam/images/uncle-sam.jpg about to stick his finger in your eye!]]'''
* Lord Kitchener needs [[http://www.sterlingtimes.org/kitchener.jpg YOU]] to get a poke in the eye!
* Samus Aran is about to shoot you on the trope page for ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''.
** Ditto Creator/SamuelLJackson on ''his'' trope page.
** Linkara is about to shoot you on the character page for ''Characters/AtopTheFourthWall''
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Dinobot and Rattrap [[SecondPersonAttack punch the camera (which is looking through Tarantulus' POV)]]. Complete with seeing double and falling over after it's done.
* ''{{Pokemon}}'': Blastoise [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/42/009Blastoise_RG.png is about to]] [[MakingASplash drown you]]!
* Real life example: occasionally in pro sports, an athlete or a ball will [[CameraAbuse collide with a camera or cameraman]]. There is some pretty crazy footage from Major League Baseball of foul balls that have shattered the camera lens.
* Many movies/games or other works featuring cars tend to do this with the cars themselves in a different fashion. For example, an Aston Martin One-77 is about to [[http://www.atari.com/sites/default/files/tdu2%20pcdvd_5.jpg run you over]]!
* ''HappyTreeFriends'': Flippy is [[http://www.zerochan.net/651141 about to shoot you]]... assuming you haven't [[KillItWithFire burned to death]] already.
* Used for humorous effect on the cosplay/talk show/thing ''WebVideo/DemyxTime'', where Vexen is using his mind-ray to make everyone forget about the body-switching incident - ItMakesSenseInContext. The episode ends with him repeating 'NOBODY MUST REMEMBER!' and shooting it into the camera.
* The liner notes for Music/{{Suffocation}}'s SelfTitledAlbum include Frank Mullen pointing a shotgun at the camera.
* Computer game ''VideoGame/HiddenAgenda1988'' challenged you to assume the presidency of a troubled BananaRepublic. The opening animation showed an assassin aiming his gun, ending on a freezeframe of him about to shoot the camera.
* Creator/{{Stern}}'s ''Pinball/{{Ali}}'' pinball demonstrates MuhammadAli Is About To Poke You on its playfield.
* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'': Booker DeWitt [[http://discoinferno84.deviantart.com/art/Booker-DeWitt-Is-About-To-Shoot-You-399864616 is about to shoot!]]
* In Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast The Simpsons]]'' pinball, Bart Simpson Is About To Shoot You (with his slingshot).

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